How to Track Popup Clicks in WordPress

WordPress users looking to track popup clicks on their sites have limited options. You can learn how to integrate your popups with Google Analytics. Yet another option is to comb through server logs after the fact. For anyone looking to monitor popup activity we suggest you check out our free plugin: WP Terms Popup.

Our plugin is primarily for those looking to present terms of service. It is also perfect for showing users privacy policies or basic announcements. No matter the content you can use WP Terms Popup and our Collector add-on to track button clicks.

Using WP Terms Popup to Track Clicks

WP Terms Popup lets you present a terms of service, privacy policy or age verification request in an unavoidable popup. This popup can appear on any or all pages and posts of a WordPress website. Each popup comes with two buttons, one for Agreement and one to Decline, the content you have chosen to put inside.

The big feature of WP Terms Popup is gatekeeping. Website visitors can proceed after they interact with the popup. When a user declines your popup they are sent to an address of your choosing. Accepting removes the popup and allows the user to continue on reading your site content.

The base plugin, which you can download for free and install on your WordPress site, has all you need to create these gate keeping popups.

If you want to start monitoring and recording information about visitors who choose to accept your popups then you will have to use our Collector add-on.

What does Collector store?

A screenshot of tracking popup clicks with WP Terms Popup's Collector add-on.

Collector gives you the following details about your users after they hit your popup’s accept button:

  • Agreement Date
  • IP Address
  • User Agent/Browser Details
  • Page the Popup was Seen
  • WordPress Username (if applicable)
  • Agreement Expiration Date

WP Terms Popup has a specific “Collector” tab you can visit to view each record. You can review these records, search through them and delete them from your database at any time. Agreement click events are sent to Collector and recorded as they happen. You can get an in progress look at how your popups are being used at any time of the day.

Collector also keeps simple performance metrics for each of your popups. The main Collector screen shows how many times each of your popups has been viewed. It also shows how often it led to someone accepting your terms of service, privacy policy or whatever else you have decided to use for content.

Let’s Get Started Tracking Your Popup Clicks with WP Terms Popup

If you want to start tracking popup clicks on your WordPress site than the combination of WP Terms Popup and its Collector add-on is an ideal place to start.

  1. Check out our guide on how to install WP Terms Popup, for free, on your WordPress site. You can do it all from right inside of the WordPress admin in seconds. Or you can download it directly and install it yourself.
  2. Create a popup with your terms of service, privacy policy, etc. and then decide how you want it to appear when someone visits your site or specific pages/posts.
  3. Purchase and install Collector. Once you install and activate the plugin it automatically begins to track user activity. This will happen for any and all popups you have created with WP Terms Popup.

Check Out WP Terms Popup in Action

If you want to try out a popup created with our plugin you can do so right now. We have a live demo right here on the site.

How to Create Terms of Service WordPress Popups

A proper terms of service is now a must have on any serious WordPress website. As time has gone by people’s concerns over privacy, liability and copyright protection has grown. Now seeing a terms of service, or ToS for short, on a website is becoming common place.

Terms of Service WordPress Illustration

Website visitors view a terms of service as a sign of legitimacy. They will often seek one out to make sure their personal data is safe. A good terms of service will tell users how data is being accessed, used and stored.

For website owners, terms of service are a great way to protect your users but to protect yourself as well. This is the best way to explain the ownership rules of any and all works. A website built on the idea of users submitting content are especially in need of terms.

Writing a terms of service from scratch is unfortunately a daunting task for most website owners. A highly discouraged approach is to sit down and randomly type one out. You could certainly find a lawyer to help you draft a terms of service. Please known in advance that can prove to be costly.

Thankfully, there are now a handful of places online that can help you generate the right terms of service. These solutions typically come at little cost or time commitment.

The Best Terms of Service WordPress Options

We’ve put together a list of the best sites for generating terms of service text for your WordPress site. These range from free solutions to products that cost a small fee. All of them are viable options so after reviewing our list give the one you like best a try.

We’ll also show how to take your brand new terms of service and add it to your website. We’ll give you a way to present your terms in a way that guarantees users have to read and respond.

iubenda

iubenda offers legal documents in different categories and formats for websites and mobile apps. They are popular in the “indie hacker” community as a source of terms of service and privacy policies.

iubenda Terms of Service Screenshot

iubenda requires you to sign up for an account before you can get started. It’s unfortunate this is a required step to begin working on your terms and conditions. You can make a privacy policy for free but the terms and conditions generator requires a $129 per year fee. That cost makes this one of the most expensive options we’re going to cover.

One feature setting iubenda apart from the rest is its offering of legal documents in multiple languages. Each language you use comes with a yearly fee. The service from iubenda has a great reputation but that comes at a high price.

TermsFeed

The folks at TermsFeed have built tools to generate a lot of common legal documents for websites and software applications. The process for creating a terms and service document with TermsFeed is very simple. You will answer a series of questions broken down into categories: general information, business information, and disclosures.

TermsFeed Terms of Service Screenshot

You can make your terms of service using TermsFeed for free. The catch is that additional charges might be added once you get to the final download step. Every question you answer makes the price go up. This makes it hard to estimate what your final cost will be. Every person’s needs are going to be different. Just know that you can spend anywhere from nothing up to over $100 pretty easily.

TermsFeed comes recommended by a lot of software companies with very large web applications. It might not be the best solution for those of you running basic WordPress websites. If you have the budget it’s worth at least investigating first before writing it off completely because of the cost.

Termly

Termly brands themselves as the “#1 Compliance Solution for Small Business” and they try and back that up. They have a handful of options to generate documents for cookie consent, privacy policies, terms of service and more.

Termly Terms of Service Screenshot

You’ll create your terms of service document at Termly by selecting one of six pre-defined templates. Each template centers around a particular business ranging from a simple website to a complex online marketplace. After making your choice you will answer a series of questions related to the template you picked.

Termly’s pricing is atypical of the other options we present in this article. They have a Basic tier that is free but comes with a lot of limitations. The only other option is a Pro tier that comes with a $10 monthly fee. The reason Termly has this fee structure is because they host your document for you. The terms are provided in an embed code you will have to add to your site.

Shopify

Yup, that’s right. Shopify is an option for those of you looking to make a terms and conditions document for your site. This is obviously the most surprising of the places on this list. Shopify has actually put together a handful of free tools like this. Their goal is to help individuals get their online businesses off of the ground.

Shopify Terms of Service Screenshot

The terms of service that Shopify’s tool makes are probably the leanest and simplest you can find. They are 100% free for all who want to give them a try. They ask you to sign up for a 14-day free trial of Shopify during the process. You can decline that and get your terms obligation free without any commitment.

Shopify also has tools for generating a privacy policy and a refund policy. These are free, just like the terms of service generator, and worth a look if you are on a budget.

GetTerms.io

We’re going to close this list with the service we used to generate our terms of service here. GetTerms.io provides a simple and clean interface. It uses a basic form to collect your information and turn it into a full-blown terms of service document. GetTerms also provides privacy policies as well if that is also something you wish to add to your site.

GetTerms.io Terms of Service Screenshot

GetTerms.io has three pricing options: Basic for free, Custom for $9.00, and Comprehensive for $19.00. You are asked to provide more information based on the level you select. As a result, this leads to a more thorough terms of service document for you at the end.

We recommend going with the Comprehensive option for a pretty inclusive terms of service. They also offer specific options as well based on what kind of business you operate. These options include: mobile apps, ecommerce sites, news blogs and generic web application.

Adding Your New Terms of Service to a WordPress Site

Now that you have your terms of service text in hand it’s time to actually publish it on your website.

The most common thing people do is make a page inside of WordPress with their terms of service. Then they put a link to that page somewhere in the corner of their website. A typical location is in the footer of the site. That is normally a place people don’t actively go looking for links. So the terms of service is technically available but it is out of the way and not in anyone’s face.

What if you want to be sure that your visitors see and agreed to your terms?

Throwing a link in your site footer isn’t going to get the job done.

Users will ignore terms that are buried in some far corner of your site design. As a result, a better solution is needed if you want to get people reading and acknowledging your terms.

You can use our plugin, WP Terms Popup, and present your terms of service directly to every visitor. You can require that they verify they agree to your terms before giving access to your site at all.

Install and Activate WP Terms Popup

You can have WP Terms Popup installed and running on your website in only a minute. The best way to get going is to add the plugin from right inside of WordPress.

First, go to the “Add New” link in the “Plugins” menu of the WordPress admin. You can find this on the left side of the screen after you sign in with your administrator account.

Add New Plugins Menu Screenshot

On the “Add Plugins” screen you’ll see a small search box in the upper right. Type “WP Terms Popup” in that search box and WordPress will find the plugin for you automatically.

Add Plugin with Search Screenshot

Press the “Install Now” button. This will automatically download the latest version of WP Terms Popup directly into your copy of WordPress. The button changes to “Activate” when installation is complete. Pressing it again will complete the process. WP Terms Popup has now been installed and is running on your site.

Install Now Screenshot

Creating Your First Popup

Next, you need to add your new terms of service text into a popup you’ll create with the plugin. Go to “WP Terms Popup” in the WordPress menu. Select the “Add New” option to get started.

WP Terms Popup Add New Menu Screenshot

This interface should already be familiar to you. Adding a new popup is similar to adding a new post or page to your site.

WP Terms Popup Screenshot

Your title will appear at the top of your popup. Your terms of service text should go into the main content editor. You have the option of changing the text on the popup buttons. There is also an option to change where declining users are sent.

WP Terms Popup Settings

Now that you have your popup built, with your terms of service inside and your agreement and decline buttons setup just the way you want it’s time to actually add the popup to your site.

Under the “WP Terms Popup” menu you’ll see a “Settings” option that will let you control how your popup is triggered.

WP Terms Popup Settings Menu Screenshot

From this screen you can decide if you want your popup to appear on every page of your site. You can decide how much time will pass before people agreeing to your popup will be presented them again. Finally, you can set some default values if you ever with to have more than one popup on your site.

WP Terms Popup Settings Screenshot

Note: The majority of WP Terms Popup use one popup for their entire site but if you would prefer to use multiple popups, or limit your popup to just a single or small number of pages, you can make that decision inside of the WordPress post editor itself. The option is located on the side of the screen with the other miscellaneous meta boxes.

Your terms will display in a popup once your WP Terms Popup settings are completed and saved. You can see an example of WP Terms Popup in action right here on our own site.

The Easiest Way to Change the Look of Your Terms of Service Popup

WP Terms Popup Designer

By default, WP Terms Popup will come with very basic styling that will try its best to match the look of your site. You can customize the appearance with custom CSS if that’s something you, or your website developer, are comfortable with.

We offer a simple add-on for WP Terms Popup called Designer that will let you make changes to the visual design of your popups without having to write any code.

With a few clicks of your mouse you can change:

  • Popup Width, Height and Position
  • Font Sizes for the Popup Header, Content and Buttons
  • Color Settings for the Popup Header, Text & Buttons
  • Background Color and Transparency
  • … and much more.
WP Terms Popup Demo Screenshot
An example of a popup made with WP Terms Popup and the Designer add-on.

The Designer add-on requires the latest version of the free WP Terms Popup plugin. Designer installs quickly and is very simple to use while still giving you a lot of power and control of the look of your popups. You can purchase Designer and be up and running in minutes.

How to Track Users Agreeing to Your Terms of Service

WP Terms Popup Collector

We have another add-on called Collector that will help you keep track of who has agreed to your popup.

The following data will be logged inside of your WordPress admin when a visitor presses your Agree button:

  • Agreement Date
  • IP Address
  • Browser Details
  • Referral Page or Post
  • WordPress Username
  • Expiration Date

You can review all of this data, in real-time, through the Collector tab inside of WP Terms Popup. This data can easily be searched and individual records deleted. All of that can be done with one click of your mouse at any time.

Collector monitors how often your popups are viewed and clicked through. You can see what kind of conversion rates your site is getting in response to your terms of service.

You can install and activate Collector in minutes after purchase. It requires the latest version of WP Terms Popup.


It’s becoming harder and harder to ignore things like terms of service and privacy policies. Even if you just have a simple blog it’s best to educate yourself and come up with a solution. Privacy concerns are on the rise. People are becoming increasingly interested in understanding what is legally involved with their online interactions.

Hopefully you find the proper generator you need for your terms of service WordPress popup from one of the choices we listed above. Once you’ve got your terms of service ready don’t forget that WP Terms Popup can help you get those terms to your visitors. Users read terms faster with our plugin than just a simple link in a hard to find menu or footer.

Designer 1.1.0 Released with New Button Options

An update to our Designer add-on has been released for all new and existing customers. This new version, 1.1.0, comes with a handful of interface related fixes and includes greater control for the buttons inside of your popups.

In 1.1.0, the Agree and Decline buttons now have their own individual settings:

Designer Settings - Buttons

Existing Designer users running older versions of the add-on should have their Agree button settings automatically copied over to the Decline button settings after updating.

Behind the scenes this update features a re-working off how all of Designer’s settings are stored inside of the WordPress database. This change should allow for new features to be added to Designer much easier going forward.

WP Terms Popup 1.7.0 and Collector Add-On Released

WP Terms Popup 1.7.0 is now available with the following changes and improvements:

  • Reworked Shortcode output to match regular Popup output.
  • Added support for the WP Terms Popup Collector add-on.
  • Changed “Terms Popups” to “Popups” throughout the plugin’s interface.
  • Changed “Appearance” to “Designer” throughout the plugin’s interface.
  • Fixed bug related to “Enable popups for logged in users?” settings.

The largest change with the base plugin is the reworked shortcode output. This new way of outputting popups via shortcode will hopefully cut down on many of the problems users were seeing with their templates. It was also an important change to guarantee compatibility with our newest add-on.

WP Terms Popup Collector

The new release of WP Terms Popup officially includes support for our new Collector add-on which is now available for purchase. Collector will record details and information about your visitors after they have agreed to your popups.

WP Terms Popup Collector

With Collector, site owners using WP Terms Popup can store each agreeing user’s IP address, browser information, date and time of the agreement and more. Collector is available now at an introductory price of $29.99 with an annual renewal for future updates and support.

WP Terms Popup 1.3.0 and Designer Add-On Released

A new release of WP Terms Popup, version 1.3.0, has gone live today with a host of changes and improvements.

Release Notes

  • Change to cookies for tracking popup acceptance.
  • Code refactoring and reorganization.
  • Shifted popup markup to the footer and out of the header to avoid conflicts with other plugins.
  • Interface restructuring. NOTE: All WP Terms Popup related screens, including Settings, now appear under “Terms Popups” in the main WordPress admin menu.
  • Beginning work for future language support.
  • General bug fixes.

WP Terms Popup Designer

With the release of 1.3.0, we can officially announce that our Designer add-on is now available for WP Terms Popup users who want to customize the appearance of their popups without learning CSS or modifying the code that runs their WordPress theme.

WP Terms Popup Designer

Designer replace our previous premium offering, WP Terms Popup Pro, with the same functionality in addition to some newer features not seen in that plugin. We have plans to extend and build upon Designer moving forward so that we can offer WP Terms Popup users even more options when it comes to quickly and easily changing the appearance of the popups our plugin creates.


WP Terms Popup Pro customers are free to contact us via our Support form and we will assist you in upgrading to Designer free of charge. Please make sure you have your original WP Terms Popup Pro order number.


Special Thanks

It’s been several months since Link Software took over development of WP Terms Popup and we’ve received a lot of great feedback and help in getting the 1.3.0 release ready for our users. Our Pro customers have been extremely helpful as well as work was underway on Designer; they offered plenty of great feedback that helped steer Designer in the right direction.

Page Builder Support Added in Version 1.2.1

Users of WP Terms Popup should see an update available for the plugin the next time they log in to their WordPress admin panels. Version 1.2.1, released on September 8th, 2018, contains fixes for two issues related to how popups were displaying.

The most important improvement is added support for page builders. Many of the most popular page builder plugins for WordPress were causing WP Terms Popup to not function properly. Instead of displaying your popup content, the page builder was overloading the popup with its own text and images. The 1.2.1 release should correct this issue for everyone using page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder and others.

Finally, 1.2.1 contains a change to the size of the popup on mobile displays. The popup was previously too small to read and navigate very well on phones and tablets. The new popup now takes up nearly 100% of the width and height on smaller screens which should help improve usability.

You can learn more about WP Terms Popup here at termsplugin.com or on its listing at WordPress.org. If you want to try the plugin out for yourself right now you can download it immediately.